51st Arizona Legislative Session Has Adjourned

As of today, April 24, 2014, the 51st Arizona Legislative Session has adjourned.  Although typically 100 days long, this year’s session went 101 days and wrapped up around 1:45am in the morning.  The big issue surrounding Child Protective Services is expected to be addressed in a Special Session. 

There were a few bills regarding homeowner associations that came up in this session; a few passed and the majority went by the wayside for this year.  An infographic regarding the Legislative process in its entirety can be viewed at: http://www.associatedasset.com/hoa-resources/legislative-updates/arizona/

Below is the list of bills that would impact homeowners’ associations that we have been tracking this session.  Bills that the Governor signs or has signed will take effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns.

Passed Bills:

SB1184 – Planned Communities; Definition; Property Easements
Status: Signed by Governor Brewer on 4/22 and will take effect 90 days from the close of session.

SB 1482 – Homeowners’ Associations Amendments; Omnibus
Status:Signed by Governor Brewer on 4/17 and will take effect 90 days from the close of session.

HB2695 - Homeowners' Associations Amendments; Omnibus
Status: Same bill as SB1482 which passed

HB2027 - Golf Carts; NEVs; Passing; Driving
Status: Signed by Governor Brewer on 4/15 and will take effect 90 days from the close of session.

HB2141 – County Assessor; Common Area Consolidation
Status: Signed by Governor Brewer on 4/22 and will take effect 90 days from the close of session.

Unpassed Bills:

SB1151 - Fowl Regulation; Prohibition
Status: 4/16 Failed House COW 25-32

SB1197 – Process Servers; Privileges
Status: 1/27 assigned to committees

SB1334 – Homeowners’ Associations; Hearings: Attorney Fees
Status: 3/18 Failed House Government Committee 4-4

SB1471 - Recorded Documents; False Filings; Liability
Status: 2/5 assigned to committees

HB2570 - Condominiums; Substantial Change; Maintenance; Assessments
Status: 2/12 assigned to committees

HB2556 – Homeowners' Associations; Alternative Dispute Resolution
Status: 2/11 assigned to committees

HB2597 – Homeowners' Associations; Website; Electronic Payments
Status: 2/11 assigned to committees

 

2014 Board Training – Legislative Session Overview

We will be having attorneys from Ekmark & Ekmark presenting the 2014 session overview and the impact on homeowners’ associations.  These training will take place at our offices and locations throughout Arizona on Saturday, June 14th.  Please check out our events page to view time, locations and to RSVP!  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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Key Dates / Links

January 6, 2017 - Session Starts 

January 30, 2017 - Last day for Senate bills to be introduced

February 10, 2017 - Last day for House bills to be introduced

April 18, 2017 - Tentative end of Session, 100th day in session  

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